NYPD Warns Banks About Letter Bombs After Device Mailed to Bank HQ in Germany
The NYPD is warning New York banks to concentrate their security efforts on mailrooms after a confirmed letter bomb was sent to the CEO of Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt, Germany, law enforcement officials said.
All New York banks are “being advised to take precautions” Wednesday after the device was detected in the mailroom of Deutsche Bank’s headquarters overseas, the official said.
No one was injured.
The NYPD warning to bank security officials reads in part:”We have received a report of a confirmed mail (package) explosive device that was addressed and sent to … Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt, Germany. The package was detected by X-ray technology inside the mail room. The package did not detonate.”
NYPD officials are stepping up security around Deutsche Bank locations in the city. There was no immediate word on what individual or what group sent the apparent letter bomb, the official said.